Pretty 4 bedroom village house with courtyard garden
The property is a large traditional stone town house in the heart of Lonlay L’Abbaye, a picturesque village in rural Basse Normandie. The house is full of character with wooden beams and exposed stone walls to some rooms. The house was built in 1808 and since then has been a shop, a leather goods merchants (during WW2) and is now a comfortable four bedroom home. There is a pretty, enclosed courtyard garden to the rear. The current owner successfully rents the property out when it is not in use by family and it generates a decent income (please ask for more information). Viewing is highly recommended.
In the village there is a bank, pharmacy, doctor, butcher, bakery, small supermarket, hairdresser and postoffice all within a few minutes walk from the house so you wouldn’t need to use the car every day if you prefer to stay local. There is a large and very good Intermarche in Domfront (8km) for more comprehensive shopping and the baker in nearby St Front is open on Monday when the Lonlay bakers is closed. The baguette machine outside the Lonlay bakers is stocked on days that they bake for ‘out of hours’ supply. This property is in the Orne region of Normandy near the Calvados border and is surrounded by wooded hills and valleys that form part of the Normandie-Maine Regional National Park, an area of natural beauty that extends to some 257 000 hectares. The rugged Brittany/Normandy coastline is just over an hour’s drive away and there are several lakes with beaches within half an hour by car. Bagnoles-de-l’Orne, with its spa centre, casino, lake and sports centre, is also within easy reach (23 km). The UNESCO heritage site of Mont St Michel is 70 km from the property. It is 64 km from Alençon, the department capital and 225 km from Paris. The closest ferry port is at Caen Ouistreham (1 hour 15 minutes) and the channel tunnel at Calais is about 4 1/2 hours by car.
THE ACCOMMODATION COMPRISES :
On the ground floor –
Entrance Lobby Partly glaze4d door and side panel to front elevation. Tiled floor. Glazed door to lounge.
Dining Room 5.64 x 3.11m Window to front elevation. Tiled floor. 2 radiators. Glazed double doors to courtyard garden. Door to stairs to first floor. Under stairs storage cupboard.
Lounge 3.71 x 3.09m Window to front elevation. Wood flooring. Radiator. Cupboard housing electrics.
Cloakroom Tiled floor. WC.
Kitchen/Breakfast Room 4.00 x 3.15m (max) Glazed double doors to courtyard. Tiled floor. Exposed stone walls. Radiator. Ceramic sink unit. Worktops and breakfast bar. Space for free standing fridge/freezer. Space for range style cooker. Space and plumbing for washing machine and dishwasher. Stairs to first floor.
Boiler Room Boiler.
On the First Floor (via stairs from kitchen)
Bedroom 1 4.13 x 1.54m Exposed stone walls. Sloping ceiling. Velux window to west elevation.
En-Suite Shower Room Hand basin. WC. Shower. Laminate flooring.
On the First Floor (via stairs from Dining Room)
Landing Stairs to second floor.
Bedroom 2 3.85 x 2.57m Window to south elevation. Radiator. Exposed beam. Door to:
En-Suite Bathroom 2.44 x 1.73m Velux window to west elevation. Radiator. Laminate flooring. Claw foot bath with mixer tap/shower fitment. Hand basin. WC. Hatch to loft. Extractor fan.
Bedroom 3 4.60 x 3.20m Window to front elevation. Radiator.
On the Second Floor
Landing Wood flooring. Radiator. Exposed beam.
Bedroom 4 4.37 x 3.87m 2 Velux windows to south elevation. Wood flooring. Sloping ceiling. Radiator. Exposed “A” frame. Toilet. Vanity unit with mirror and light over.
Free parking is available in the square immediately opposite the house (10m). Small enclosed walled courtyard with shed. Seating and BBQ area. Outside light.
Mains drainage, water and electricity are connected. Oil fired central heating.
Please note : There is no Energy Rating for this property because the owner does not have the last 3 years’ energy bills for full time occupation.
FINANCIAL DETAILS :
Taxes Foncières : 409€ per annum
Taxe d’habitation : Means tested
Asking price : 76,000€ including Agency fees of 6,000€. Notaire’s fee – 6,800€
Please note : All room sizes are approximate. Suzanne in France has made every effort to ensure that the details and photographs of this property are accurate and in no way misleading. However this information does not form part of a contract and no warranties are given or implied.
Property Ref : SIF – 001367